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Where to buy trees online?

 
michael Burkhart
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I'm new to this life and would like any info on "good" trees that can be purchased online. I have two acres and a 30 x 50 garden now. I want trees now. Then bushes, Then animals. as money allows.
 
John Wolfram
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You can get just about any tree online. What qualifies as good depends on where you are located. I would love to have a Cherimoya tree, but living in the Midwest USA, that's not going to happen.
 
Blake Wheeler
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What do you want the trees for? Fruit, nuts, shade, timber? How much work do you want to put into the trees (pruning, etc.)? The more dwarfed you go with trees the more work they need to maintain form, not blow over in strong winds, etc.

I'd establish some goals and a planting scheme before I just bought trees, as once they come in (bare-rooted) you have limited time to get them in ground. For that matter what kind of soil do you have? Is the drainage good? Any terrain features to work around? For that matter where do you live?

If you're wanting suggestions on good trees you've gotta give us more info. I can give you great suggestions just based on my area, but I doubt your climate is the same.

Anyway, Stark Brothers is where I got the bulk of my trees. Also purchased some from Burnt-Ridge nursery I couldn't find elsewhere. Raintreee Nursery is another solid option, groworganic.com. It's as easy as a Google search really, or for that matter go to Lowes/Home Depot and just buy some. They should stock stuff applicable to your area, just make sure you buy a pollinator if the tree needs one. I'd personally say wait til fall. A better selection will be available (you're kinda late to bat so to speak) and you won't have to worry about watering the trees as they establish, assuming you have to wet fall/winter.
 
Troy Rhodes
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I have had good luck with Burnt Ridge, and Raintree

Some states have subsidized or at-cost trees as part of a conservation program. Those could be as cheap as 20 or 30 cents per tree, so it's worth asking or doing some google research.

troy
 
George Meljon
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Arbor Day Foundation has decent prices. Lawyer's Nursery has good pricing on bulk. England's Orchard and Cummins Orchard are some good sources for fruit and nut trees. Raintree is also good. Hidden Springs is a good one I have bookmarked for next season because they are out of a lot right now. Lastly, One Green World is good for permie type trees on the west coast. You can price shop with Stark Bros, who is a big operation but many small places can be closer and cheaper too.
 
elle sagenev
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Depends on variety and size requirements. I've ordered large trees from Starkbros.com and Southmeadows Fruit Garden. I've ordered tiny trees from coldstreamfarms.com and oikos tree crops. I've also ordered things on Ebay.
 
Akiva Silver
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If you're looking for a small nursery that grows plants without a bunch of chemicals, you can check out our little operation at Twisted Tree Farm
Thanks,
Akiva
 
George Meljon
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Those prices and selections look good Akiva.
 
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